Since I use this for sewing coffee filters together and for hanging pretty much everything - and have a suspended orange peel show to install this Wednesday - you could call this a potential crisis.
So of course I went on line to try to find a local sewing-supplies store. No luck - nothing close enough for a quick trip in amongst everything else I have to do. Then I looked for places to order invisible thread online, and in reading through various sites found an article on quiltbug.com about sewing with specialty threads, which said:
- Nylon (polyamide) thread will melt and fuse at a low temperature. Nylon thread goes brittle, yellows over time, and melts at low temperature. Unfortunately, most invisible monofilament thread is nylon.
On further thought, I realized I also use acrylic medium on top of the thread, thereby sealing the thread and stitching. And,since I use materials that are generally expected to decompose, I've never assumed - or guaranteed - that my pieces would last forever and ever.
The article goes on to say:
- Polyester monofilament invisible thread does not go brittle, or yellow over time or melt at low temperature. Polyester embroidery threads are made of long stapled fibers with a silk like finish which are them durable and color fast. They will not shrink or stretch so your embroidery motifs will not distort over time.